Golfers Dip to Seventh Place Entering Final Round at NCAA Championship

June 1, 2007

Fourth-ranked UCLA dipped to seventh place after 54 holes at the 110th NCAA Men's Golf Championship in Williamsburg, Va., hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University at the Golden Horseshoe Gold Course.

The Bruins (846, +6) posted a three-over par round of 283 (+3) in Friday's third round and trailed first place Stanford by 18 shots. The Cardinal fired a round of 275 (-5) and held a two-stroke lead at 12-under 828 over Coastal Carolina at 830 (-10). The Chanticleers posted a round of 272 (-8) on Friday. Charlotte and Alabama were tied for third place at 838 (-2). The Crimson Tide fired a round of nine-under 271 to move up five spots. Top-ranked Georgia made its move in the third round, posting the best score of the day -- 11-under 269 -- improving to fifth place at even par 840. Georgia Tech was sixth at 843 (+3).

The field was cut to 15 teams after Friday's round and among the casualties were 10th-ranked USC, 15th-ranked East Tennessee State and No. 18 Arizona State.

Individually, junior Kevin Chappell was the hot player for the Bruins on Friday. He played the inward nine in four-under par 31 for a score of 65 (-5) to improve to even par 210 after 54 holes. He improved 68 spots on the leader board and was tied for 23rd.

Sophomore Lucas Lee posted a 74 (+4) in the third round and fell into a tie for 57th at 213 (+3).

Junior Daniel Im and sophomore Erik Flores were tied for 64th at four-over 214. Flores carded a 71 (+1) and Im signed for a 73 (+3).

Freshman Jason Kang was tied for 116th at 220 (+10) after posting a 74 (+4) on Friday.

Final round action continues on Saturday.

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EVENT INFORMATION
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Thursday, Feb 04
vs. Amer Ari ...
Waikoloa, HI
Story
Friday, Feb 05
vs. Amer Ari ...
Waikoloa, HI
Story
Saturday, Feb 06
vs. Amer Ari ...
Waikoloa, HI
2nd (-27, 837)
Friday, Feb 26
vs. The Hayt
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Story
Saturday, Feb 27
vs. The Hayt
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Story
Sunday, Feb 28
vs. The Hayt
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
8th (+30, 894)
Monday, Feb 29
vs. TMC Spring ...
Santa Clarita, CA
Story
Tuesday, Mar 01
vs. TMC Spring ...
Santa Clarita, CA
Story
Monday, Mar 07
vs. Southern Highlands ...
Las Vegas, NV
Story
Tuesday, Mar 08
vs. Southern Highlands ...
Las Vegas, NV
Story
Wednesday, Mar 09
vs. Southern Highlands ...
Las Vegas, NV
15th (+60, 924)
Thursday, Mar 24
vs. The Goodwin
Stanford, CA
Story
Friday, Mar 25
vs. The Goodwin
Stanford, CA
Story
Saturday, Mar 26
vs. The Goodwin
Stanford, CA
T-14th (+31, 871)
Monday, Apr 11
vs. Western ...
Santa Cruz, CA
Story
Tuesday, Apr 12
vs. Western ...
Santa Cruz, CA
Story
Wednesday, Apr 13
vs. Western ...
Santa Cruz, CA
9th (+39, 1,089)
Friday, Apr 29
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Salt Lake City, UT
Story
Saturday, Apr 30
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Salt Lake City, UT
Story
Sunday, May 01
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Salt Lake City, UT
8th (+45, 1,465)
Monday, May 16 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals
TBA
Tuesday, May 17 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals
TBA
Wednesday, May 18 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals
TBA
Friday, May 27 - 7:00 AM PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Saturday, May 28 - 7:00 AM PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Sunday, May 29 - 7:00 AM PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Monday, May 30 - 11:30 AM PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Tuesday, May 31 - 7:00 AM PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Wednesday, Jun 01 - 2:10 PM PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS